Windows 10: Can't create a new local user account

Discus and support Can't create a new local user account in User Accounts and Family Safety to solve the problem; I use a local Administrator level account, not a Microsoft account and am trying to create a new local user account to do some testing, but it doesn't... Discussion in 'User Accounts and Family Safety' started by Ztruker, Oct 3, 2017.

  1. Ztruker Win User

    Can't create a new local user account


    I use a local Administrator level account, not a Microsoft account and am trying to create a new local user account to do some testing, but it doesn't work.

    When I click on Add someone else to this PC, I get a grey box for a second which goes away and that's it. No error, nothing. Also nothing in Event Viewer.


    Can't create a new local user account [​IMG]


    Can't create a new local user account [​IMG]


    Any ideas on how to fix this?

    :)
     
    Ztruker, Oct 3, 2017
    #1

  2. Undo/Un-sync Administrator Account tied to a Microsoft Account

    Thank you for your quick response. Since we can't change the account type of the user account, the next option that we can do is to create a new local user account and transfer the data of your current user account to the new one, then delete the affected
    user account. For your reference, check this article on how to create a local user or administrator
    account in Windows 10
    .

    Feel free to post back if you have other concerns.
     
    Gerard Qui, Oct 3, 2017
    #2
  3. ejpalmer Win User
    can't login with new local account

    I just created a new local account but can't login with it. I did this 2 months ago with no problem.

    I get this error:

    The User Profile Service failed the sign-in

    User profile cannot be loaded

    The method I used is:

    1. Run

    2. enter "control userpasswords2"

    3. click "add"

    4. select "local account"

    it creates the account.

    this is the only method I can find to create a new local user.
     
    ejpalmer, Oct 3, 2017
    #3
  4. Brink
    Brink New Member

    Can't create a new local user account

    Brink, Oct 3, 2017
    #4
  5. Ztruker Win User
    Family & other is not available either.

    I got this to work by using control userpasswords2 from the Run box then checking Users must enter a username and password to use this computer, which I normally have unchecked as I auto login when I boot up. The Add button was then active which I used to create a new user account.
     
    Ztruker, Oct 3, 2017
    #5
  6. Brink
    Brink New Member
    Great news Rich. *Party
     
    Brink, Apr 5, 2018
    #6
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